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26, 31 August, 8, 9 September

A reminder that Royal Mail is taking Industrial Action on the above dates. All our orders are posted either at the Post Office or at Parcel Postboxes and will be subject to delays.

"Collections from Post Offices and post boxes will resume the day after strike action finishes." Please be aware of delays over these dates.

10 August 2022, Royal Mail:

Services during Industrial Action

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has called on its members who collect, sort and deliver parcels and letters to take strike action on 26 and 31 August and the 8 and 9 September 2022. 

We’re really sorry for the disruption that this strike action is likely to cause to you. We want to reassure you we will do everything we can to minimise disruption and get our services back to normal as quickly as possible.

Royal Mail has well-developed contingency plans, but they cannot fully replace the daily efforts of its frontline workforce. We will be doing what we can to keep services running, but customers should expect significant disruption. 

On days when strike action is taking place: 

  • We will deliver as many Special Delivery and Tracked24 parcels as possible
  • We will prioritise the delivery of COVID test kits and medical prescriptions wherever possible
  • We will not be delivering letters (with the exception of Special Delivery)
Post Offices
Post Offices will be open and offering the usual range of services on days when strike action is taking place – except for 26 and 27 August when the CWU has also called a strike in a small number of Post Office branches which may be closed. On all days of Royal Mail strike action, collections by Royal Mail from Post Offices will be limited. Customers should expect delays to items sent on strike days and on the days immediately after strike action.

You can continue to use postboxes throughout industrial action. Please bear in mind collections from post boxes will be limited on day/s of industrial action and delay to items should be expected.

Getting services back to normal after strike action
We want to get your services back to normal as quickly as possible after any strike action.

After industrial action takes place, we'll be increasing our network capacity and using additional resources to assist with getting services back to normal. 

Collections from Post Offices and post boxes will resume the day after strike action finishes. 

Deliveries will also resume the day after strike action finishes.  This will include accelerating the delivery of NHS and healthcare letters and critical Government mailings in the days following strike action.



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